MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News) – Djibouti Foreign Minister, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf on Thursday met with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry in Djibouti.
Both ministers discussed the security of the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa region and establishing an Egyptian free zone in Djibouti.
Yousuf stressed the historical relations between the two countries and his country’s aspiration to develop them in all fields.
The meeting also tackled a number of regional issues, such as the situation in the Horn of Africa and the Eritrean-Djibouti relations.
The two ministers stressed the importance of maintaining stability and achieving integration in the region by supporting cooperation programs.
On his part, Sameh Shoukry underscored Egypt’s aspiration to strengthen relations in the future in various fields.
Shoukry also praised the wise leaders of Djibouti, who have contributed to maintaining the stability of the country, Hafez added.
Last December, Saudi Arabia announced the launch of a new “grouping” of the Red Sea and Horn of Africa states with a view to furthering economic, environmental and security-related cooperation between members.
Along with Saudi Arabia, the group includes Egypt, Jordan, Djibouti, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia.